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Accession Number: 1984.187.104916F
Title: YMS-52 minesweeper, 1942
Overall Size: overall: 5 x 7 in.; 12.7 x 17.78 cm
Date Created: August 21, 1942
Photographer: Rosenfeld and Sons

Description: 5 x 7 Kodak safety negative taken by Rosenfeld and Sons on August 8, 1942. Port beam view of the auxiliary motor minesweeper YMS-52 underway off Whitestone, NY. Typed on original negative sleeve: "YMS-52, underway / Wheeler". Also handwritten note: "#15 cloud." This vessel was a YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Mine Sweeper: Laid down, 1941 by the Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, Long Island, NY; Launched, 14 July 1942; Commissioned USS YMS-52, (date unknown); Fate unknown. Her specifications: Displacement 320 t.; Length 136'; Beam 24' 6"; Draft 6' 1"; Speed 13 kts; Complement 33; Armament one single 3"/50 gun mount, two 20mm, two dct, two dcp; Propulsion two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts, 500 hp.

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